Friday, January 27, 2012

Slow Cookin' - Creamy Italian Chicken

My family loves Italian Chicken.  I love the fact that it's made in the slow cooker!!  Prep time is a breeze and the outcome is amazing!  It's a recipe we've used for a while now and it's a perfect meal for those nights where you're on the go, or a Sunday after church meal.  Prep is easy, and you can serve it over just about ANYTHING.  Rice, Bow-tie Pasta, Angel Hair get my drift here I'm sure.  My family prefers the angel hair pasta version.  But, you can use whatever you have in your cabinet.  There are variations on the cooking method of this recipe, this is the way I make it.  

 Creamy Italian Chicken
4 Large Chicken Breasts
1/2 Stick Butter - Melted
1 pkg dry Zezty Italian Dressing Mix
1 pkg Cream Cheese (softened)
1 can *cream of chicken soup
(*You can add more if you like a creamier consistency
or you can add a bit of chicken broth)

1.  Add Chicken Breasts to slow cooker.
2.  Cover with melted butter.
3.  Sprinkle with Italian Dressing.
4.  Cook on Low for 4 hours.  
(cook time may vary depending on chicken size and whether or not you're using thawed or frozen breasts)

You can do these steps before you go to work, school, church, etc.  When you return home in the afternoon, you can do the remaining:  

5.  Fold in cream of chicken with cream cheese in bowl, set aside.  
6.  Remove chicken from crock pot and shred/cut, to your liking.
7.  Add liquid from crock pot to cream cheese mixture.  Mix well.
8.  Add liquid and chicken back to slow cooker. 
9.  Cook on High for 1 hour.  

Serve over rice or your choice of pasta! 
It is pictured here with angel hair pasta served with carrots and green beans.
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5 comments, add yours here:

Wanda said...

This sounds wonderful. I'm getting my chicken ready now so I can make this for dinner tonight. YUM!

Crazy Working Mom said...

YAY! Let me know if ya like it. :D We love it.

Nicki said...

I can hardly wait to try this recipe, yummo!!

Nicki said...

What a wonderful recipe. I can hardly wait to try it!!

Crazy Working Mom said...

Nicki, I hope your family likes it as much as mine does!!